Oxford Street Consultation (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5052
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will the Mayor reassure my constituents in the areas surrounding Oxford Street that sufficient mitigation measures will be taken against the projected increase in noise, pollution and traffic resulting from pedestrianisation?

Answer

Answer for Oxford Street Consultation (4)

Answer for Oxford Street Consultation (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Our modelling suggests there is no overall increase in noise, pollution and traffic resulting from the proposals. Many streets will see reduced traffic and the whole area will see improved air quality levels thanks to the Ultra Low Emission Zone. The Oxford Street West project then further improves a majority of sites across the area. All locations will see an improvement from 2016 levels. The extensive modelling results and independent air quality assessment have been released as part of the consultation and can be viewed on our website. We will also monitor the impacts post implementation in 2019 to ensure our projections are accurate. Needless to say, if any further mitigation measures are required, we will not hesitate to implement them. 

There is already a lot of material out in the public domain to explain how are proposals would work, but also hopefully allay some of the fears and concerns your constituents may have.